Man gets $1.5 million bail for 2015 Austin murder

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A North Austin man on parole for a weapons case has been charged in a murder in which he allegedly shot the victim 18 times.

Marquise Willis killed 23-year-old Dan Rance on the same block where Rance lived on Sept. 2, 2015, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.

Rance was standing near his parked car outside his home in the 700 block of North Long when Willis and another person parked their SUV down the street at Long and Huron, Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Whang said.

A witness had seen the same SUV earlier that evening, Whang said.

A shirtless Willis, who was in the front passenger seat of the SUV, got out of the car and walked in the direction of Rance, Whang said.

While Rance had his back turned, Willis, who had a red shirt wrapped around his head, allegedly fired several times at Rance.

After Rance fell to the ground, several witnesses saw Willis come closer before shooting Rance several more times, Whang said.

Willis fled with his co-defendant, who had been standing by their parked vehicle, Whang said.

Willis, now 19, lives in the 4900 block of West Hirsch, according to his police report.

Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered him held on $1.5 million bail.

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